The Newcomer

The Newcomer

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In 1737, Anna Konig and her fellow church members stagger off a small wooden ship after ten weeks at sea, eager to start a new life in the vibrant but raw Pennsylvania frontier. On the docks of Port Philadelphia waits bishop Jacob Bauer, founder of the settlement and father to ship carpenter Bairn. It's a time of new beginnings for the reunited Bauer family, and for Anna and Bairn's shipboard romance to blossom.

But this perfect moment cannot last. As Bairn grasps the reality of what it means to be Amish in the New World--isolated, rigid with expectations, under the thumb of his domineering father--his enthusiasm evaporates. When a sea captain offers the chance to cross the ocean one more time, Bairn grabs it. Just one more crossing, he promises Anna. But will she wait for him?

When Henrik Newman joins the church just as it makes its way to the frontier, Anna is torn. He seems to be everything Bairn is not--bold, devoted, and delighted to vie for her heart. And the most dramatic difference? He is here; Bairn is not.

Far from the frontier, an unexpected turn of events weaves together the lives of Bairn, Anna, and Henrik. When a secret is revealed, which true love will emerge?

Title:The Newcomer
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780800727499
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    The Newcomer Reviews

  • R.J. Rodda

    This was a surprise for me - I actually got a bit worried about the characters in the end. They seemed far too simple and trusting to be American pioneers. And the problems they faced! This is the sto...

  • Deanne Patterson

    This is book 2 in the Amish Beginnings series. This book seamlessly started where book one left off. So many books are part of a series but yet have a whole new cast of characters and have no connecti...

  • Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)

    I absolutely loved the first book in the Amish Beginnings series, Anna's Crossing. I was thrilled when I learned that it would become a series and we had two more books to look forward to, continuing ...

  • Brittany

    It was so nice to return to the Amish Beginnings series in the year 1737. It was so interesting to once again see how these very early Amish settlers viewed life. It was hard to see them sometimes mak...

  • Faith

    4 stars Eeps! What a lovely story of an Amish community in 1730s America! The romance was sweet, the descriptions poetic, and the mystery well-done. I am definitely enjoying the Amish Beginnings serie...

  • Lori

    Thank you Suzanne for listening to my begging for another story about Bairn and Anna! I wasn't disappointed but now we have to see if they get married or not! The ending leaves us wondering if we will...

  • Carole Jarvis

    Reviewed at The Power of Words: http://bit.ly/2lkB6LPSuzanne Woods Fisher knows how to tell a story that entertains and inspires, leaving readers with much to reflect upon after the last page is turne...

  • Janell R.

    This was a really difficult book for me, and honestly, I’m sorry to say so, because I have loved everything I’ve read by Suzanne Woods Fisher. Her normal genre is contemporary Amish fiction, and s...

  • Elizabeth

    The Newcomer (Amish Beginnings Book 2 )By: Suzanne Woods FisherThe Newcomer is book two in Amish Beginnings series. I really enjoyed this story, the story and the characters both were easy to follow. ...

  • Karen R

    Another terrific historical with adventure and romance! Picking up where Anna's Crossing left off, the group of Anabaptists from Germany face many challenges in the New World, after landing in 1737 Ph...